In 1987, Tawana Brawley of Wappingers Falls, New York, told police that she was raped and tortured by several white men, some of them officers as she noticed a holster and badge during the assault. They wrote “n****r” and “bitch” on her torso with feces, and she was found in a trash bag in burned clothes. In 1988, a jury concluded that her claims were all a part of an elaborate hoax, and in 1998, she was ordered to pay $190,000 for slander.
Now, in 2013, Tawana Brawley’s judgement of $190,000 to pay one of the men who was named as an attacker, former county prosecutor Steven Pagones, has ballooned with nine percent interest, to a whopping $431,492. According to the New York Post, she has avoided paying the sum until now. Continue reading →
The entire state of Florida has to send their officers to the anti-racial profiling and sensitivity training because their offenses seem to be endless.
Roy Middleton, 60, went in his driveway Saturday, to look for a cigarette in his mother’s car when police showed up on the scene and demanded he get of the car with his hands up. According to witnesses, Middleton did not show any aggressive behavior toward them and complied with their demands before they riddled the scene with bullets. Luckily, they were also unskilled in shooting because only one of the many bullets hit Middleton in the leg. Continue reading →
The Cleveland area has been open season on women for the past decade. So far, only the women that Charles Ramsey rescued have made it out with their lives. But even those women are mentally damaged beyond repair.
According to the latest report from Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, Michael Madison, 35, is suspected to be the newest serial killer in the East Cleveland area where three women were found wrapped in plastic between Friday and Sunday. They have not yet been identified by the coroner beyond the description of being African American.
The police were in a 2-hour standoff with Madison at his mother’s home on Chickasaw Ave., Friday, before arresting him. But, he has not yet been officially charged. Continue reading →
The craziest offenses are getting the young and not-so-innocent arrested lately.
University of Florida’s star linebacker, Antonio Morrison, 19, was arrested on Sunday morning for approaching the window of a police squad car in front of a night club and barking at the K-9 inside. Police were at the night club responding to a non-related incident when Morrison thought he’d bark at the dog because he barked at him, according to the Daily Mail. If this is sounding really dumb, wait, it gets worse. Continue reading →
As the George Zimmerman trial comes to a close, the authorities are already suspecting there will be trouble …and lots of it.
The expert predictions given thus far believe second degree murder will be hard to prove with the evidence and testimony that has been given by forensic specialists. And as we all know, this high profile case has the country on edge and most awaiting the verdict. But the fear is that with such a pressure cooker percolating there may be riots that exceed those sparked by the Rodney King case where all officers connected with the beating of the century were acquitted. Continue reading →
The story we reported Tuesday, on the Hawthorne police officers that shot a man’s dog while arresting him has resulted in the duties of several of the officers to be cut back.
The three officers seen on the video have been yanked off the streets until further notice because the police department fears for their safety. One of the officers has even been receiving death threats, according to ABC News. After the shooting was posted online, it received 3.7 million hits on YouTube. Continue reading →
No matter what the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial is, the nation has finally put a spotlight on racial profiling that may finally make a difference. But, for now, there are still necessary tactics that must be taken to keep us safe.
Black men are the #1 target of racial profiling in the U.S., so it comes as no surprise that there would be an actual conversation on the procedure taken when encountering the police. During a CNN panel on “N Word vs. ‘Cracker’: Which is Worse?”–which is a result of Crackergate during the Zimmerman trial– actor Levar Burton, known for his show “Reading Rainbow”, where children learn about the world through books and virtual field trips with Burton, he demonstrated the protocol that is necessary when being pulled over by police. Continue reading →